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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) manual, which no longer classifies being transgender as a mental health disorder — but now classifies playing video games as a mental health disorder.

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Appalled: Jewish people in the UK write to the Board of Deputies of British Jews

This open letter, signed by Craig Berman, Sarah Glynn, Abe Hayeem, Rosamine Hayeem, Yael Kahn, Michael Kalmanovitz, Roisin Kalmanovitz, Agnes Kory, Selma James, Les Levidow. Moshe Machover, Helen Marks, Sam Weinstein and Karl Weiss, was first issued on 10 June 2018… 772 more words


Gaming addiction is now a mental health problem

Compulsive video game playing has now been classified as a mental health problem, the World Heath Organisation has said.

The agency said classifying ‘Gaming Disorder’ as a seperate condition will ‘serve a public health purpose for countries to be better prepared to identify this issue’. 327 more words


Computer game addiction: 'I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming'

Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.

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June 14th World Blood Donor Day

Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. 44 more words




Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).

It is also defined as a chronic disease in which the body’s mechanism, to produce or use insulin has become defective over time. 965 more words


Walk, cycle, dance and play – UN health agency recommends new action plan for good health

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations.

One-in-five adults and 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not getting enough exercise, according to the World Health Organization (

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